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An Empire of Their Own

An Empire of Their Own

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Written by Neal GablerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Neal Gabler

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • On Sale: August 8, 1989
  • Price: $17.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-385-26557-7 (0-385-26557-3)
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Winner of the Theater Library Association Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for history, this “wonderful history of the golden age of the movie moguls” (Chicago Tribune) is a provocative, original, and richly entertaining group biography of the Jewish immigrants who were the moving forces behind the creation of America's motion picture industry. These immigrants—including Harry Cohn, William Fox, Louis B. Mayer and Jack and Harry Warner—ultimately shaped the myths, values and traditions of America itself. Includes photographs, notes, bibliography and index.

“[An] estimable and essential book.” —John Gregory Dunne, The New York Times Book Review

“In this enthralling book of social history . . . Hollywood’s founding fathers come vividly to life as evolving characters in a drama with a beginning, middle, and end. . . . No one has brought it all together in so resonant and persausive a context as Mr. Gabler does.” —Molly Haskell

“A pioneering work.”" —Frank Rich, The New Republic